Michael Kopelman - (WG '05)

Past President

Michael has nearly 20 years of venture investing, corporate finance and entrepreneurship with software, e-commerce and financial services organizations. Michael leads Edison's e-commerce and consumer investment sector, and is a member of the financial services team. He also guides the investment team in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Michael is a frequent speaker at entrepreneurial events, technology conferences and financing seminars. 

Michael began his career as an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston where he advised large retail and consumer products companies on numerous M&A and financing transactions. In 1999, Michael left CSFB to launch E*OFFERING, a venture-backed online investment bank affiliated with E*TRADE. He launched several new online products, including the first web-based roadshow for retail investors. E*OFFERING was acquired one year after its launch by SoundView Technology Group, where he remained to lead the firm's internet & e-commerce investment banking franchise.

Michael is active in regional venture, entrepreneurial and technology organizations, including PACT, ACG and Early Stage East.

Michael holds a BA in Economics, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA, with honors, from The Wharton School. He was Co-Chair of the 2004 Wharton Business Plan Competition and the 2005 Wharton Private Equity Conference.